North West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge and moderate to fresh southeasterly trade winds along the east coast. These trade winds will push a weak surface trough and some moisture inland over the next two days as the high moves slowly east. A surface trough that moves through southern Queensland late in the week will lead to increasing temperatures and fire dangers and the chance of thunderstorms through southern Queensland from Thursday onwards.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm near the Northern Territory border during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Mount Isa 35

Thursday 24 October

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Friday 25 October

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 30s.

Saturday 26 October

Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.

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